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Global Scan

When NASA's newest spaceship takes off Thursday, it'll be back to the future

Ever since NASA mothballed the Space Shuttle, it hasn't flown a spaceship. That will change on Thursday morning, when it test-launches the Orion space capsule, which is designed for possible Mars travel . Meanwhile, South Korea intends to rankle North Korea with another large Christmas tree in the DMZ. And a new ranking of government corruption gives the US middling marks.

Conflict & Justice

Somalis in America

Todd Melby reports on efforts by Somali-Americans to focus more attention on the conflict taking place in Somalia; the East African country is driven by violence, as government troops backed by Ethiopia fight against Islamist insurgents.

Conflict & Justice

A view from Somalia on the pirates

Yesterday's dramatic rescue of cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates is making headlines around the world -- including in Somalia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan, who's covering the story from Mogadishu.